lazaretto


laz·a·ret·to

noun \ˌla-zə-ˈre-(ˌ)tō\
plural laz·a·rettos or laz·a·rets also laz·a·rettes

Definition of LAZARETTO

1
usually lazaretto :  an institution (as a hospital) for those with contagious diseases
2
:  a building or a ship used for detention in quarantine
3
usually lazaret or lazarette :  a space in a ship between decks used as a storeroom

Variants of LAZARETTO

laz·a·ret·to or laz·a·ret \-ˈret\ also laz·a·rette \-ˈret\

Origin of LAZARETTO

Italian lazzaretto, alteration of Nazaretto, quarantine station in Venice, from Santa Maria di Nazareth, church on the island where it was located
First Known Use: 1549

Rhymes with LAZARETTO

laz·a·ret·to

noun \ˌlaz-ə-ˈret-(ˌ)ō\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural laz·a·rettos or laz·a·rets

Medical Definition of LAZARETTO

1
usually lazaretto : an institution (as a hospital) for those with contagious diseases
2
: a building or a ship used for detention in quarantine

Variants of LAZARETTO

laz·a·ret·to or laz·a·ret \-ˈret, -ˈrēt\

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